20 Best Color Palette Generators for Designers

Color is a powerful tool when it comes to web design. There’s nothing quite like bringing your work to life with a highly intentional color scheme that sets the tone for your design and communicates your message. Yet, finding the right colors that complement each other for a project is often a challenge. To make things easier, we suggest utilizing some of the best color palette generators that the internet has to offer.

In this post, we’ve curated a massive list of color palette generators that will come in handy the next time you’re stuck on finding new colors or just looking for inspiration. We’ve made sure to include the ways you can use these tools to ensure you make the most out of your design process.

1. Coolors

Coolors is an excellent tool for finding and generating color palettes. You can choose to start from scratch, browse through the trending color palettes, or search for specific colors, styles, and more.

Once you find what you want, Coolors allows you to copy the HEX codes – or even the HSL or RGB – with one click. Furthermore, it has extensions for Chrome and Adobe as well as a Figma plugin.

2. Adobe Color

Adobe Color is an amazing color palette generator with extensive features, including accessibility tools. You can also browse thousands of color combinations from the Adobe Color community for inspiration.

Using the color wheel, you can easily mix and match color patterns to come up with your own color scheme. Additionally, you can extract colors from images and gradients. All you have to do is drag and drop your files into the interface, and Adobe Color will produce a palette for you to copy with one mouse click.

3. Color Hex

Color Hex is an amazingly useful website for colors in general. It provides information such as triadic colors, monochromatic colors, complimentary colors, and so much more. You can either search for a specific color or browse through popular palettes.

If you’re searching for geek-level information on colors, then Color Hex is the right website for the job.

4. Material UI

Don’t let the name of the Material UI web app fool you. It’s more than a palette of Material UI colors. It also includes a color picker, HTML, Tailwind, Fluent, and even social media color tools.

All you have to do is select the color you’re looking for and click the color to copy it to your clipboard. As a bonus, you can also elect to copy the HEX, RGB, HSL, or CMYK of the color, making it easy to incorporate into your projects.

5. Paletton

Paletton is a popular color palette generator amongst designers that’s simple to use. All you have to do is enter a base color, and Paletton does the rest of the work. It can generate several different types of color variations: complementary, monochromatic, adjacent, triad, and more.

Paletton also provides you with real-time examples of color combinations. You can view how your palette will look in a web page layout, artwork, and animation. It’s a helpful tool for those who are new to design or who aren’t adept at color theory.

6. Color Hunt

Color Hunt is a collection of color palettes crafted by a community of designers, who submit their color combinations to the site to share with everyone. Not only does it have a vast library of palettes, but it’s updated daily with new palettes to keep things fresh.

You can either search for palettes or view them by categories. Additionally, Color Hunt provides the HEX and RGB color codes, allowing you to easily copy them with a mouse click and integrate the colors into your projects.

7. Material Design

Naturally, we have to include Google’s own Material Design color palette in this list. This tool takes a deep dive into the Material Design color system. It also includes a palette for generating complementary color schemes.

You first select a primary color and optionally a secondary color. The tool will then generate complementary, analogous, and triadic colors based on your selection. For additional inspiration, you can also browse through Google’s Material Design color palette.

8. Colormind

Colormind is a web app that uses deep learning (courtesy of AI) to create various color palettes. It learns color styles from multiple sources such as photos, movies, and art. To keep things fresh, Colormind uploads a new dataset of colors each day, so you’ll always have fresh new palettes to explore.

You can use the site to autogenerate different color palettes, or you can pick one or more specific colors to lock it into place and generate new palettes based on your selection.

9. Color Code Hex

Color Code Hex is a color picker that provides detailed information about the color on the results page. It also displays complementary, tetradic, analogous, and monochromatic colors and more.

With this website, you can explore everything about colors and pick the right color scheme for your project.

10. ColorSpace

ColorSpace generates color palettes and gradients based on a color you choose. It provides you with multiple palettes that make finding suitable colors extremely easy.

For those of you that are into gradients, ColorSpace has specific tools to generate two or three color gradients. Best of all, it auto-populates the CSS needed to copy and paste directly into your stylesheet.

11. Flat UI Colors

If you’re into flat design aesthetics, Flat UI Colors offers a collection of 14 color palettes with 280 colors. The palettes available have vibrant, bold, and visually appealing colors that appeal to the minimalist designer. These colors are guaranteed to make your design pop and capture your audience’s attention.

You can easily copy and paste colors as HEX or RGB codes to use within your projects.

12. Canva Color Palette Generator

Are you looking for a tool to get matching color schemes from your images? Then Canva Color Palette Generator is the right tool for you. All you have to do is upload an image, and Canva will produce a palette of matching colors.

But this tool isn’t just a place to extract colors from images. You can also browse through a library of existing palettes for inspiration. Once you find something you like, Canva allows you to copy the colors for your own usage.

13. 0to255

0to255 is a bit different from other color palette generators in this list. This tool helps you find lighter and darker colors based on any color. It’s ideal for button hover states, gradients, and borders.

Once you enter or click on a color, the site displays a grid of color gradient choices. From there, you can pick whatever tints and shades fits your design.

14. Color Supply

Color Supply may look like the Wheel of Fortune at first glance, but it’s actually a color picker. You select one primary color in the color wheel and choose the style – everything from complimentary, analogous, triad, and so much more.

Once you’ve narrowed down your style, you then select different hues to identify which colors fit your project best. From there, you can preview the color palettes to see how the palettes look. If you’re an icon designer, then we highly recommend Color Supply if you’re looking for inspiration.

15. Picular

Picular is different from most color palette generators. It uses Google’s image search to analyze images and generate color palettes based on keywords or search terms.

Once you type in your query, Picular displays the related colors within the web app’s search results. You can then copy the color’s HEX code to use for your design.

16. Color Safe

If you want to design with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), then Color Safe is a good option. You can generate color schemes with higher contrast that provide greater readability and compliance with the WCAG.

Using Color Safe assures that everyone, no matter their visual capabilities, can consume your content.

17. CSS Gradient

Another useful website for your designer’s toolkit is CSS Gradient. It lets you create CSS gradient backgrounds for your website. It also has a color shades section that displays lighter and darker variations of a particular color.

To use the colors populated in CSS Gradient, simply copy and paste the CSS code right into your stylesheet.

18. Palette Generator

Palette Generator allows you to upload multiple images where it extracts dominant colors to generate a color palette. Once created, you can use a slider within the generator to show more or fewer colors. However, the tool will always display which color is more dominant over the others.

Palette Generator is ideal for studying and extracting the color schemes of existing websites.

19. cccolor

cccolor is a minimalist color picker for web designers. Once you choose a color, the site displays palettes of tints, shades, tones, and even warmer and cooler colors.

With cccolor, there is no need to convert your color selection into a specific format. The tool does this for you, allowing you to choose everything from HSLA to HEX.

20. Color Picker

Color Picker lets you choose colors and provides a matching color scheme with HEX, RGB, and HSL information. You can also get analogous, triadic, neutral, and several other palettes.

Most importantly, you can also export the color schemes as raw CSS or SCSS code. This makes Color Picker a really useful tool for web designers.

Creating a color scheme for your project doesn’t have to be difficult or frustrating. Take the opportunity to try out one or more of the color palette generators that we compiled in this list. Using these tools could make you more productive and efficient as a designer.


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